THE DYING SKY

Had anyone been left alive to witness it the sky would have been an incredible sight! It was deep red, angry, swirling and constantly shimmering, no clouds existed any more, at least not clouds as you would recognise them. These were more like corrosive gases and rushed to and fro.

The Sun had expanded many times, dwarfing the Sol humans had known, the temperature on Earth’s surface was just over 160 degrees, and that was on the night side, and it’s orbit had also been altered. Nothing existed any more. All the oceans had evaporated long ago and all life had died within the space of a few hundred years.

Humanity had clung on for a short while but ultimately had succumb to the expanding star. Too many years of infighting had meant that Humans had not managed to develop the technology to move to another world, not that another world had been discovered. The “Goldilocks Zone” planets that had been discovered were all too far away and rather than researching into faster than light travel in order to one day leave the old home, wars broke out between nations, cities even neighbours to try and take and control the ever dwindling number of resources that the planet offered, ultimately the humans themselves sealed their own fate.

Now, the planet floated through space as a dead, barren, hot chunk of rock… the devastated civilisations of mankind the only witness to the Earth’s dying sky.

Do you get anything from this picture? Is it just a bit meh for you or do you find something rich and interesting in it? Please share your thoughts either way.Moi…


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